People

 

Craig Gibson, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Chair, Department of Classics
Professor
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Craig A. Gibson is professor of Classics, and has been with the department since 1999. He teaches courses in Latin and Greek literature at all levels. His main areas of expertise are Greek and Roman oratory, rhetoric, and prose fiction.
Lindsay Vella

Lindsay Vella, M.F.A.

Title/Position
Departmental Administrator
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Lindsay Vella is the Departmental Administrator for Classics and African American Studies since August 2015. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa.
 

Anna Banowsky

Title/Position
Graduate Assistant
 

Life Blumberg, M.A.

Title/Position
Adjunct Instructor
Robert Cargill

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor
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Dr. Robert Cargill's research program focuses on Second Temple Jewish literature and archaeology from the Persian period to the rise of early Christianity. He specializes in Hebrew Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Pseudepigrapha, Aramaic Targums, Melchizedek traditions, issues of faith and science, and teaches Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, and Hellenistic Greek. He joined the University of Iowa faculty in 2011.
 

Mary Depew, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor Emeritus
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Mary Depew was an associate professor in the Department of Classics, and taught at the University of Iowa from 1990 to 2015. She taught courses in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, Greek religion and society, and Greek literature. Her research interests include Hellenistic poetry, Greek poetry, and Greek religion.
 

Helena Dettmer, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
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Helena Dettmer is a professor of Classics. She has been a faculty member at The University of Iowa since 1976. She received a B.A. from Indiana University and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. Her publications include two books, Horace: A Study in Structure and Love by the Numbers: Form and Meaning in the Poetry of Catullus.
 

Paul Dilley, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
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Paul Dilley is Associate Professor of Ancient Mediterranean Religions, with a joint appointment in the departments of Classics and Religious Studies, where he is Director of Graduate Studies. He specializes in the religions of Late Antiquity, particularly early Christianity, with an approach that integrates cultural history, philology, and the digital humanities.
 

Kenneth Elliott

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Kenneth Elliott earned his B.A. from Case Western Reserve University with majors in Classics and History, and minors in Math and Japanese. His dissertation work is on rewards for violence in Roman declamation, and his additional research interests are in ancient manuals, education, and military history.
 

John Finamore, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
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John Finamore is a professor of Classics at The University of Iowa, where he has taught since 1983. He was chair from 2002-2007 and 2012-2018. He teaches courses in Greek and Roman Philosophy, Word Power, Greek, and Latin.
 

Tyler Fyotek, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
 

Shawn Geison

Title/Position
Graduate Assistant
 

Peter Green, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Professor
Peter Green, Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin, followed his wife Carin here in 1997, and is now an adjunct professor and the Editor of Syllecta Classica. His main classical interests are in Greek history and literature (Hellenistic in particular), and Roman elegy and satire.
 

Jeffrey Grimes

Title/Position
Graduate Student
 

Sara L. Hales-Brittain

Title/Position
Graduate Student
 

Erling B. Holtsmark

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
 

Donald Jackson, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
During Professor Jackson's 28 years at Iowa, he periodically taught a graduate seminar in Greek paleography and oversaw publication of five of his students' seminar papers. He also supervised five doctoral dissertations on Greek paleographical topics.
 

Jordan Jones

Title/Position
Graduate Assistant
 

Hannah Kent

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Ed Keogh

Ed Keogh

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Ed Keogh started the Ph.D. in Classics program in the Fall of 2015. He taught in the Rhetoric department for two years and is currently working as an editorial assistant for Syllecta Classica.
Robert Ketterer

Robert C. Ketterer, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
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Robert Ketterer received a B.A. from Lawrence University and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Classical Studies from the University of Michigan. He has been at Iowa since 1988. His research interest is in Greek and Roman drama, and its reception in the classical tradition, with a special focus on 17th- and 18th-century Italian opera.
 

Josh Langseth, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Joshua Langseth received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in 2013. His research interests include ancient philosophy, ancient Greek religion, ancient Roman religion, and archaic Greek poetry.
 

Marcia H. Lindgren, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Director of the Latin Program, Department of Classics
Associate Professor of Instruction
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Marcia Harvey Lindgren received a bachelor’s degree in education from Southern Connecticut State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in classics from The University of Iowa. She served for ten years as an assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at The University of Iowa, during which time she also taught courses in the Department of Classics.
Peter Miller

Peter Miller

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Peter Miller is a Ph.D. candidate in both Classics and Religious Studies, studying Late Antique religions of the Eastern Mediterranean, pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Digital Humanities. His primary research interest is monastic communities in the Syriac tradition during the decline of Roman control of Syria and the rise of Islam.
Rosemary Moore

Rosemary Moore, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Distinguished Associate Professor of Instruction
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Rosemary Moore holds a joint appointment as a lecturer of Classics and History, and joined the faculty in 2003. She teaches courses in ancient Greece, Greek history, and Hellenistic Greece and Rome, among others.
 

Laura Moser

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Laura Moser is a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Department of Classics. She holds a B.A. in Classics from Reed College and recently completed her MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa.
 

Michael Overholt, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tyson Paskett

Tyson Paskett

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Tyson Paskett is a second-year graduate student. He earned is B.A. in History and Classics from the University of Utah. He is interested in historiography and the historical method in the ancient world.
Luke Perez

Luke Perez

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Luke Perez earned their B.A. at Saint Mary’s College of California with majors in Classics and Integral Liberal Arts. They are a first-year graduate student at the University of Iowa, with an appointment in the Rhetoric Department as a teaching assistant. Luke’s other interests include critical literature, an intense love of ducks, and biking.
Jonathan Reeder

Jonathan Reeder, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Jonathan Reeder is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Classics. He teaches courses in ancient medicine and a variety of others concerning the ancient world. His research centers on the interface between medicine and philosophy in Greek and Latin literature.